|TomCast for March 06, 2011: (N)ever Again - TomDispatch|
Ralph Pochoda reads Tom Engelhardt's latest piece '(N)ever Again: Old Secretaries of Defense Never Die, They Just Write Bestselling Memoirs.'
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ralph Pochoda
|TomCast for March 24: Fed Up and Atom - TomDispatch|
Chip Ward, an environmental activist and author of "Canaries on the Rim" and "Hope's Horizon" discusses the long-term consequences of nuclear power.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Chip Ward; Timothy MacBain; nuclear power; disaster; storage; spent fuel; Japan; Fukishima
|TomCast for August 10, 2010: The Gulf at the Gas Station - TomDispatch|
Mark Engler, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and author of "How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy," discusses how the true cost of oil is not reflected in the prices Americans pay when they go to the pump.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Mark Engler; Foreign Policy in Focus; Oil prices; gulf war; US military
|TomCast for August 2, 2010: Pressure Cooking - TomDispatch|
Bill McKibben discusses how, given the government's apathetic attitude toward the issue, it is the public that must lead the fight against global warming.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Bill McKibben; climate change; global warming; 350.org; carbon emissions; organizing; public pressure; climate legislation
|TomCast for August 4, 2010: Out, Damned Spot - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founder and editor Tom Engelhardt discusses the Wikileaks website, the controversy surrounding it, and whose hands are really covered in blood. "What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account?"
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; WikiLeaks; civilian death; collateral damage; US military; Afghanistan; war
|TomCast for April 10, 2010: Just the Tax, Ma'am - TomDispatch|
National Priorities Project executive director Jo Comerford talks about the federal budgeting system and how our taxes are channeled into military spending.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Joe Comerford; Timothy MacBain; Afghanistan; Iraq; Taxes; Federal Budget
|TomCast for July 18, 2010: Godot Called. He's On His Way. - TomDispatch|
Ellen Cantarow discusses the personal experiences that motivated her to write her recent TomDispatch article on oil catastrophes in the Niger Delta, Ecuador and the Gulf of Mexico.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Ellen Cantarow; Gulf Spill; BP; Niger Delta; Ecuador; Climate Change
|TomCast for June 20, 2010: Fossil Hunting - TomDispatch|
Michael Klare and I discussed his most recent TomDispatch article, which, in the wake of the recent Gulf spill, addresses the environmental catastrophesâas well as political conflictsâwe are likely to face in the near future, unless we're able to curb our addiction to fossil fuels.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Foreign Policy; Fossil Fuels; Gulf Spill; Oil; Natural Gas; Environment; Catastrophe
|TomCast for January 09, 2011: Way Off Base - TomDispatch|
Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist, author, Harvard fellow and frequent TomDispatch contributor, talks about his effort to find the true number of foreign bases the US operates, and whether that number is likely to go up or down.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Nick Turse; Timothy MacBain; US military; foreign bases; empire; Iraq; Afghanistan; Japan; Korea; Germany; Italy
|TomCast for September 9, 2010: When It Rains, It's Ignored - TomDispatch|
Author, history professor and scholar Juan Cole discusses the media coverage drought regarding the Pakistani floods.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Juan Cole; Pakistan; flood; media; foreign aid; cable news
|TomCast for December 14, 2010: A Run for the Border - TomDispatch|
Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, talks about the the new right connecting border control with the so-called war on terror.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Stephan Salisbury; Timothy MacBain; immigration policy; border control; the war on terror
|TomCast for October 31, 2010: An Officer and a Journalist - TomDispatch|
Bill Astore talks about his transition from a career in the military to one in academia, and why he began writing as a military critic for TomDispatch.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill Astore; US military; history; foreign policy; journalism; war; criticism
|TomCast for July 20, 2010: Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow - TomDispatch|
Bill Astore discusses the concept of the "hero," and critiques the idea of automatically equating military service with heroism.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill Astore; Heroism; US military; US Air Force
|TomCast for February 15, 2011: Weapons of Mass Disruption - TomDispatch|
Michael Schwartz, a sociology professor at Stony Brook University and author of 'War Without End: The Iraq War in Context' talks about the Egyptian revolution and the power of nonviolent disruption.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Michael Schwartz; Timothy MacBain; Egypt; Hosni Mubarak; revolution; protest; Obama; nonviolence
|TomCast for January 06, 2010: Forced Out - TomDispatch|
Bill Astore, history professor and retired lieutenant colonel for the USAF, dissects the fallacy in describing the US military as the greatest force in the world, and why our current imperial policies are unsustainable.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Astore; Timothy MacBain; US military; Iraq; Afghanistan; British military; India
|TomCast for September 7, 2010: You Get the General's Idea - TomDispatch|
Tom Engelhart discusses the new trend in the American way of war in which generals get to create their own narratives.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Petraeus; McChrystal; Odierno; Robert Gates; Pentagon; Defense; Iraq; Afghanistan; Middle East
|TomCast for March 22, 2011: Don't Go There! - TomDispatch|
Tom Engelhardt, founder and editor of TomDispatch.com, tells a personal story related to his latest article on nuclear catastrophes.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; nuclear power; disaster; aftermath; Hiroshima; Japan
|TomCast for March 03, 2011: Oilquake in the Middle East - TomDispatch|
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and author of 'Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy,' explains how resource scarcity is driving protest and much else on our planet.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Michael Klare; Timothy MacBain; Rising Powers; Shrinking Planet; natural resources; oil; Middle East; protest; shortages; China; food scarcity
|TomCast for February 20, 2011: A Vow Against Silence - TomDispatch|
William Astore, history professor and retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), talks about the difficulty of speaking one’s mind in the military.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Astore; Timothy MacBain; US military; soldiers; war; recruiting; recruitment; education
|TomCast for October 19, 2010: Jock Politicians - TomDispatch|
Robert Lipsyte, long-time sports columnist for The New York Times and TomDispatch regular, explains why we should avoid voting a jock into political office.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Robert Lipsyte; jock culture; politics; New York Times; congressional race
|TomCast for February 13, 2011: From Prisoner to Peacemaker - TomDispatch|
Jen Marlowe, an author, playwright, documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate, discusses the story of Palestinian peace activist and co-author of her latest book "The Hour of Sunlight," Sami Al Jundi.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jen Marlowe; Sami Al Jundi; Timothy MacBain; Palestine; Israel; conflict; peace; prison; education; politics; art
|TomCast for June 28, 2010: To COIN a Phase... - TomDispatch|
McChrystal. Petraeus. Obama. Afghanistan. Counterinsurgency. Rolling Stone. Independent journalist Robert Dreyfuss addresses it all in our latest TomCast.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Robert Dreyfuss; McChrystal; Petraeus; Obama; Afghanistan; Foreign Policy; Rolling Stone; US Military
|TomCast for October 13, 2011: The All-American Occupation - TomDispatch|
Historian Steve Fraser talks about the current demonstrations on Wall Street and their historical precedents.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Steve Fraser; Timothy MacBain; Wall Street; demonstrations; protests; economics; history
|TomCast for October 14, 2010: Book It, Dave-o - TomDispatch|
Nick Turse, award-winning journalist, Harvard fellow and author of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso), talks about the disparity between the number of books published on the subject of Vietnam during the 60s and 70s compared to what we see in our bookstores today regarding Afghanistan. He also sheds some light on how the content itself has changed, and why.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Nick Turse; Afghanistan; Vietnam. publishing; national policy; withdrawal
|TomCast for March 01, 2011: Who Picks Up the Tab? - TomDispatch|
Christopher Hellman, a budget analyst and communications liaison for the National Priorities Project, explains how he arrived at the staggering numbers that make up the US national security budget.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christopher Hellman; Timothy MacBain; national security; US budget; National Priorities Project; cost of war; government spending
|TomCast for December 16, 2010: Sitting Down at Nature's Table - TomDispatch|
Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben talks about the consequences of trying to negotiate with science.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Bill McKibben; Timothy MacBain; environmentalism; global warming; climate change; science; clean energy; green initiatives
|TomCast for October 21, 2010: California Uber Oilists - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch regular Rebecca Solnit, author and environmental/political activist from San Francisco, describes the opposing forces fighting over the environmental issues facing California.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Rebecca Solnit; California; oil; offshore drilling; extreme energy
|TomCast for March 29, 2011: War and the Words - TomDispatch|
Karen Greenberg, director of the NYU Center on Law and Security and author of 'The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First One Hundred Days,' talks about prison conditions in Guantanamo and the United States, prisoners' rights, and the significance of language in the practice of law.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Karen Greenberg; Timothy MacBain; Guantanamo; US justice system; prisoners' rights; torture; Bradley Manning
|TomCast for May 23, 2010: Here's the Drill - TomDispatch|
Photographer, writer and activist Subhankar Banerjee talks about the possibility of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Subhankar Banerjee; Timothy MacBain; Arctic; oil; offshore drilling; wildlife; environment; BP; Shell Oil
|TomCast for January 20, 2011: US Versus Them? - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, talks about the power of the myth and the potential for a progressive message of "us with them" as opposed to "us versus them."
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ira Chernus; Timothy MacBain; US politics; progressive; conservative; myth; peace; Israel; Palestine; Dr. Martin Luther King; Jr
|TomCast for June 7, 2011: Going Through Withdrawal (part 2 of 2) - TomDispatch|
Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, shares a few of his personal experiences with private contractors in Iraq.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Peter Van Buren; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; reconstruction; We Meant Well; withdrawal; Blackwater; Xe Services; private contractors
|TomCast for April 17, 2011: Myth Debunkers - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses some of the fallacies in the popular narrative regarding the State of Israel.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ira Chernus; Timothy MacBain; US politics; myth; peace; Israel; Palestine
|TomCast for November 9, 2010: Birds of Prayer - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the history and possible future of the struggle for peace in the Middle East and the shifting opinions of American Jews regarding Israeli policies.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Ira Chernus; Israel; Palestine; peace talks; two-state solution; Middle East; lobbyists; hawks; doves
|TomCast for May 10, 2010: Spin Class - TomDispatch|
David Swanson gives us an insider's look into politics and the press.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; David Swanson; Timothy MacBain; Barack Obama; Afghanistan; Congress; war funding; taxes; media; activism
|TomCast for January 11, 2011: A Complex Situation - TomDispatch|
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation and an expert on weapons proliferation and military spending, describes the state of the current military-industrial complex. He also talks about how companies like Lockheed Martin have exceeded what Eisenhower envisioned when he coined the phrase.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Hartung; Timothy MacBain; Lockheed Martin; military contractors; budget; spending; military-industrial complex; privatization
|TomCast for September 25, 2011: The West and the Rest - TomDispatch|
Pepe Escobar, a correspondent for Asia Times, TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Obama does Globalistan, shares his reflections on the state of the global economy and what future, if any, it might have in store.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Pepe Escobar; Timothy MacBain; global economy; economic models; China; United States; Tibet; Dubai
|TomCast for November 17, 2011: My Childhood - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt discusses his childhood in post-World War II America, and the propaganda of American exceptionalism.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; American exceptionalism; World War II; post-war America
|TomCast for June 19, 2011: Double Down - TomDispatch|
Karen Greenberg, the Executive Director of NYU's Center on Law and Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days talks about the so-called war on terror -- now going on ten years -- and the legal and policy implications that have accompanied it.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Karen Greenberg; Timothy MacBain; Guantanamo; terrorists; US policy; law; national security; detention; prison system; reform
|TomCast for October 7, 2010: Lost in the Desert - TomDispatch|
Andrew Bacevich, retired US Army colonel, current professor of history and international relations at Boston University and author most recently of Washinton Rules, discusses US involvement in the Af-Pak theater.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Andrew Bacevich; US military; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Af-Pak
|TomCast for May 13, 2010: Nobody Puts Teabaggers in a Corner - TomDispatch|
Author and NYU history professor Greg Grandin talks about the media's treatment of the Tea Party movement.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Greg Grandin; Timothy MacBain; Tea Party; Media; Politics
|TomCast for July 19, 2011: Breaking Bread - TomDispatch|
Christian Parenti, a contributing editor at The Nation magazine, and author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, talks about his latest book, Tropic of Chaos, and the role that climate change and the resulting crop shortages play in sparking violent conflict around the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christian Parenti; Timothy MacBain; wheat; bread; food staples; Afghanistan; poppies; conflict
|TomCast for October 4, 2011: Pacific Power or Pacific Partner? - TomDispatch|
John Feffer, the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about the US presence in the Pacific, the upcoming elections in East Asia, and what changes would have to take place for the United States to shift from a Pacific power to a pacific partner.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; John Feffer; Timothy MacBain; Pacific; Asia; China; Japan; North Korea; South Korea; elections; foreign policy
|TomCast for April 12, 2011: Not Why, But How - TomDispatch|
Andrew Bacevich, a retired US Army Colonel and professor of History and International Relations at Boston University and author most recently of 'Washington Rules', talks about the current US involvement in Libya.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Bacevich; Timothy MacBain; defense spending; national security; budget; Libya; US intervention
|TomCast for October 30, 2011: Hitting a Wall - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt shares his reaction to the Occupy Wall Street movement and the unpredictability of popular protests.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Occupy Wall Street; demonstration; protest
|TomCast for May 17, 2012: Preying on the Poor - TomDispatch|
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the acclaimed Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, talks about her latest project to fund investigative journalism focused on poverty in the United States and the financial reality of being part of our nation's working poor.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Barbara Ehrenreich; poverty; poor; United States; minimum wage; child support; wage theft
|TomCast for May 26, 2011: Back-Asswards - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses president Obama's recent ultimatum that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ira Chernus; Timothy MacBain; Obama; Israel; Palestine; 1967; two-state solution
|TomCast for June 09, 2010: TomDispatch Contributors Speak about the Environment - TomDispatch|
Excerpts from recent TomCasts featuring Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit, Chip Ward, and previously unreleased commentary from Subhankar Banerjee.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Subhankar Banerjee; Bill McKibben; Rebecca Solnit; Chip Ward; Arctic; oil; offshore drilling; wildlife; environment; BP; Utah; hope; denial; climate change
|TomCast for September 19, 2010: Shaken and Stirred - TomDispatch|
Professor Michael Klare discusses China's developing energy policy, and how it's shaking up the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Michael Klare; China; US; energy; resources
|TomCast for June 21, 2011: War Is No Longer War - TomDispatch|
Jonathan Schell, an acclaimed scholar and writer, has a conversation with TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt about his latest TomDispatch article "Attacking Libya -- and the Dictionary: If Americans Don't Get Hurt, War Is No Longer War."
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jonathan Schell; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; Afghanistan; war; US policy; constitution; Arab Spring; Obama; drone strikes
|TomCast for September 8, 2011: Burial Grounds - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt joins us for our 100th TomCast episode and reflects on the origins of TomDispatch and where we are as a country 10 years after the events of September 11, 2001.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; 9/11; September 11; attacks; New York; twin towers; terrorism; war on terror; military spending